Risor Kirke, Risor

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Risor Kirke is a city and municipality in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The city belongs to the traditional region of Sørlandet. It is a popular tourist place. The surrounding area includes many small lakes and hills, and is known for its beautiful coastline as well.Risør is famous for its tourist attractions such as the wooden boat festival which is staged during the first week of August every year. It also has a growing reputation as the regional capital of arts and crafts, which culminates in the "Villvin-festival" during the summer holiday.General informationThe city of Risør was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 . On 1 January 1901, a part of neighboring Søndeled municipality was transferred to Risør. On 1 January 1964, the rural municipality of Søndeled was merged into Risør, giving the newly enlarged municipality with a population of 6,136. On 1 January 1984, the uninhabited Folevatnet area of neighboring Tvedestrand was transferred to Risør.NameThe Old Norse form of the name must have been Ríseyjar. The first element is rís which means "thicket" and the last element is the plural form of ey which means "island". The name was originally referring to the island Risøya which is located just outside the town.
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  • One of two beautiful churches in Risor, as pretty on the inside as it is on the outside. Well worth a visit. Take lots of pictures. The grounds and the stones are also very interesting.  more »
  • We recently visited Risor Kirke. This beautiful church was built in the 1600's all from wood. The artwork in the church is amazing. Our guide Thomas, was descended from some of the early church...  more »
  • Nice church, surprisingly rich design
  • Like viktig som Eidsvoll... "Norges"historien og grunnloven ble jo egentlig på begynt her....og den atmosfæren i et så flott gammelt bygg bør en oppleve.
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